Stories and videos 2012
Here are all stories and videos published by UNICEF Montenegro in the year 2012.
Teachers join a social network supporting inclusive education in Montenegro
PODGORICA, 23 December 2012 - Within the “It's about ability” campaign, a social network of more than 100 teachers supporting inclusive education was founded by the Resource centre in Podgorica and primary schools in several other cities in Montenegro.
Pljevlja’s young volunteers transform the local community into a friendly environment for peers with disabilities
Pljevlja, Montenegro, 18 December 2012 - National campaign ‘It’s about ability’ is again experiencing its most brilliant moments in Pljevlja, the city which has often been named the leader of inclusion in Montenegro.
Launching of the Justice for Children project
PODGORICA, DECEMBER 13, 2012 – Duško Marković, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice, Predrag Bošković, Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Benjamin Perks, UNICEF Representative and Mitja Drobnič, Head of EU Delegation in Montenegro...
Montenegro’s children make an audio recording of their favorite poetry for peers with visual impairments
PODGORICA, DECEMBER 4, 2012 – Poetry for children of the famous Montenegrin poet Dragan Radulović experienced new audio release. As a part of the campaign "It’s About Ability", representatives of UNICEF, Library for people with visual impairments,
First child protection database installed in all social work centres in Montenegro
PODGORICA, NOVEMBER 27, 2012 – The very first child protection database has been installed in all social work centres at the local level and the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare at the central level, and its ceremonial launch will be organized...
End placing children under three in institutions in CEE/CIS region
SOFIA, NOVEMBER 21, 2012 – Government delegates from more than 20 countries of Eastern European and Central Asian region discuss preventing placement of children under three in institutions at a 2 day conference in Sofia hosted by the Government of Bulgar
Forth children’s session of the Montenegrin National Parliament
PODGORICA, NOVEMBER 19, 2012 - On the occasion of the 23rd anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, 42 girls and boys representing every Montenegrin municipality asked questions on key child rights issues
Social workers trained on foster care to ensure that every child lives in a family
Bar, Montenegro, 10 November 2012 – More than 40 professionals from all ten centres for social work in Montenegro completed trainings on various aspects of foster care in order to ensure that every child lives in a family.
Children discuss inclusion through sports in Montenegro’s school parliaments
PLAV, Montenegro, 8 November 2012 - Marijana Goranovic, Montenegro’s Paralympic athlete who won the 7th place at the 2012 Paralympics in London in the shot put discipline, today discussed inclusion in sports with the school parliament in Plav.
Highlighting the UNICEF Montenegro Child Poverty Study on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2012
PODGORICA, 17 October 2012 – On the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, UNICEF would like to take the opportunity to again draw attention to the situation of poor children in Montenegro.
Rambo Amadeus and young volunteers promote inclusion in Bijelo Polje
BIJELO POLJE, OCTOBER 5, 2012 – On Friday, October 5, 2012, UNICEF Montenegro National Ambassador Rambo Amadeus visited the primary school “Dušan Korać” in Bijelo Polje and participated in a workshop of young volunteers and children with disability
Rambo Amadeus and young volunteers promote inclusion in Bijelo Polje
BIJELO POLJE, OCTOBER 5, 2012 – Within the It’s about ability campaign, UNICEF Montenegro Goodwill Ambassador Rambo Amadeus will visit the primary school “Dušan Korać” in Bijelo Polje to join a workshop of young volunteers and children with disability
School parliaments from Danilovgrad, Bar and Ulcinj visit the Day Care Centre for children with disability in Niksic
NIKSIC, September 28, 2012 – Members of schools parliaments in 3 municipalities – Danilovgrad, Bar and Ulcinj – played with their peers with disability in Niksic’s Day Care Centre
"It's About Ability!" Youth Video Contest
Calling all youth filmmakers! Each year, UNICEF publishes a report called State of the World’s Children. Next year, the theme is on children with disabilities. We’d like hear your voice, so send us a 1 min video reflecting your perspective on disabilites.
Make Breastfeeding easier for mothers, says UNICEF
NEW YORK, 1 August 2012 – On the 20th anniversary of World Breastfeeding Week, UNICEF says strong national policies supporting breastfeeding could prevent the deaths of around 1 million children under five in the developing world each year.
Implementing the foster care development strategy in Montenegro
MILOCER, 24 July 2012 - In order for every child in Montenegro to grow up in a safe and warm family environment, it is necessary to improve the foster care system. For this reason, more than 30 professionals from the Social Work Centres, municipalities
“It’s about ability” campaign promotes sports for all children in Montenegro
CETINJE, 22 July 2012 – During the visit of the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to Montenegro, his wife Mrs. Ban Soon-teak joined prominent young Paralympic athletes Marijana Goranovic and Ilija Tadic, Minister of Culture Branislav Micunovic, UNICEF
Pljevlja’s volunteers become friends with children with disability
PLJEVLJA, 17 July 2012 – Within the It’s about ability campaign, more than 300 children with and without disability engage regularly in various volunteer activities organized by the Parents Association “Zracak nade” in Pljevlja with UNICEF’s support.
Children with disability perform at the International Children’s Theatre Festival in Kotor
KOTOR, July 10, 2012 – With UNICEF’s support, International Children’s Theatre Festival in Kotor has organized art workshops for children with and without disability for the second year in a row. The movie presenting the artistic work conducted with an
Promotion of Fostering in Montenegro
PODGORICA, 21 June, 2012. - Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Suad Numanovic, UNICEF Representative for Montenegro Benjamin Perks and Acting Head of Delegation of the European Union in Montenegro, Alberto Cammarata opened the presentation on National
Child poverty rate four times higher in north of Montenegro than in the central part of the country
ROZAJE, June 5 and BIJELO POLJE June 12, 2012 – UNICEF Montenegro Representative Benjamin Perks and Mayors of Northern Montenegrin cities Rozaje and Bijelo Polje, Nusret Kalac and Aleksandar Zuric presented first ever Child Poverty Study in Montenegro.
Local Authorities in Mojkovac welcome ‘It’s About Ability’
MOJKOVAC, JUNE 6, 2012 – Special session of Municipal Parliament dedicated to inclusive local communities was held in Mojkovac.
It’s About Ability in Municipal Parliament in Ulcinj
ULCINJ, JUNE 4, 2012 – The Municipal Parliament of Ulcinj held special session on the transformation of their municipality within the campaign "It’s about Abilities". The goal is to become more inclusive and meet the needs of all children.
International conference on road safety and children
BUDVA, June 2, 2012 – Montenegrin coastal city of Budva was host to international conference on road safety and children with an aim to raise awareness on the actions to be taken to improve road safety in Montenegro.
Children learn sign language from their peers with hearing and speech impairments
BAR and ULCINJ, June 1, 2012 - Within the "It’s about Ability" campaign, Delon Sejdović and Šejla Musić from the Resource Centre for Education and Rehabilitation of Children and Youth with Hearing and Speech Impairments from Kotor presented sign language
Child Safety Report Cards: inconsistency in policy adoption across 31 countries
STRASBOURG, France, 12 June 2012 – Injury is the leading cause of death, disability, burden and inequity for children in Europe.
Perks and Kukan discuss the future of Montenegro's youth in the EU
BRUSSELS, MAY 31, 2012 – Within the 3 day EU Enlargement consultations between the UNICEF Representatives from the Western Balkans and key partners from the European parliament, External Affairs and the DG Enlargement and Justice in Brussels....
Children learn Braille Alphabet from peers with visual impairment
KOLASIN AND MOJKOVAC, May 23, 2012 – Within the It’s about ability campaign, members of school parliaments in Kolasin and Mojkovac learned about the Braille alphabet from their peers with visual impairment.
Every tenth child in Montenegro is poor
PODGORICA, Montenegro, 20 April, 2012 - Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Suad Numanovic and UNICEF Montenegro Representative Benjamin Perks launched the first ever Child Poverty Study in Montenegro at an event in the capital Podgorica today.
First ever child poverty study launched in Montenegro
PODGORICA, 20 APRIL 2012 – Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Suad Numanovic and UNICEF Montenegro Representative Benjamin Perks launched the first Child Poverty Study in Montenegro today in Podgorica.
Parents demand inclusive services and an end to the discrimination of children with disability
PODGORICA, MARCH 19, 2012 – Within the It’s about ability campaign, UNICEF organized a consultative meeting with the Associations of parents of children with disabilities from all over the country in order to listen to their concerns and recommendations
Health workers and social welfare professionals trained to prevent abandonment of newborns in Montenegro
MILOCER, 12 – 17 March, 2012 – For the first time in Montenegro, around 100 health workers and social welfare professionals were trained how to provide support to families in order to prevent baby abandonment.
Cities are failing children, UNICEF warns
NEW YORK, 28 February 2012 – Urbanization leaves hundreds of millions of children in cities and towns excluded from vital services, UNICEF warns in The State of the World’s Children 2012: Children in an Urban World.
Draft Law on Social and Child Protection presented to the public
PODGORICA, 15 February, 2012–Children are the most valuable resource that any country has and ensuring that they achieve their full potential is the best investment a country can make for its future.
Government of Montenegro and UNICEF sign new Country Programme Action Plan for 2012-2016
PODGORICA, Montenegro, 16 January 2012 - Representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Montenegro, UNICEF and UNDP signed the Country Programme Action Plans (CPAPs) for the period between 2012-2016.